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Osteoporosis & Oral Health

Osteoporosis & Oral Health

About Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Osteoporosis is a disease that can damage your teeth and bones. Osteopenia, the first stage of osteoporosis, causes you to lose bone mass, as well as increases the risk for developing an oral condition like tooth decay or gum inflammation. 

Your dentist can offer options for pain relief, as well as other supportive measures such as wearing dental appliances like mouth guards to help maintain bone health by giving extra support where needed. However, it is important to also speak to your primary care well to properly address osteoporosis, including the possibility of recommending you to a specialist for treatment. 

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